Cantar



a poem consisting of four-line stanzas, each line having eight syllables.
Historical Examples

A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama 1497-1499 Unknown
Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products William Bevan
Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2 James Richardson
Modern Spanish Lyrics Various

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